Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse - Park Road
Taps: 60 / Bottles: 40
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 41 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kkipple:
4.35/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $
Not sure why I haven't writ this place up before, but the new, improved, moved Duckworth's 2.0 in Charlotte is so fantastic that it is high time to do so.
Where to start? Ok, food. The food portions here are enormous, absurd. Cheap, too, for what you get. The FULL menu is available till 2am and the fare is all above average. My personal favorites include the cheeseburger with jalapeno bacon, the ribeye and pizza. It's all good. I am convinced that the nachos use an entire bag of chips; they feed 4 or more. They always have meal specials of some sort here.
Service: adequate to great, depending on who you get. The GM Mike is as good as they get. It does get slam-packed busy on weekends here, but what do you expect? The word is out.
Beer: Prices and pours are quite reasonable, often times bordering on dirt-cheap. Tuesdays and Thursdays nearly all 60 taps (did I mention they have 60 taps? They have 60 taps) are $2.50. I have drunk $2.50 Allagah Victor / Victoria, 90 Minute, Founders Breakfast Stout and more here. The bottle selection is quite extensive and a little-known secret is that you can take beer to go. Barrel Aged BORIS for $15 a bomber out the door? Yes please.
The bartenders are competent, and everything is served properly in a proper glass. No frosted mugs or short pour crap here. The list is extensive and heavily regional (Highland, Duck Rabbit, Foothills), and boasts a bunch of Oskar Blues and Allagash. The most mainstream beer I've seen is Yuengling. Absolutely no BMC. Did I mention they have 60 taps, and it is all GOOD beer? For Charlotte this is a revelation.
Events: Duckworth's is always doing something or other, from cask fests to the random cask on the bar, to bringing in the Stone CEO and putting 40 Stone beers on tap. I do not know of any other Charlotte beer bar to do so many BA-worthy events.
Downsides: Parking fills up quickly, there are a few TOO many TVs for my taste, and it does get loud. That's about it.
Bottom line: Duckworth's is easily the best beer bar in Charlotte and gets my vote for best beer bar in the Carolinas. (Thirsty Monk being a close second.) So, there ya go. I travel a lot and visit lots of quality beer bars, but Duckworth's is now firing on all cylinders and is only getting better.
If you only visit one craft beer bar in Charlotte, make it Duckworth's.
09-29-2010 16:22:48 | More by kkipple
More User Reviews:
3.6/5 rDev -17.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
I love Duckworth's. They have dark beer on tap, pint nights, flights, and food. The atmosphere is definitely a bar first restaurant second. I prefer to have a 50/50 mix. Duckworths in general has upscale bar food. They do serve some non-standard bar foods like salads, BBQ, and pizza. I do feel that the food prices are a little high $10-15/plates, but I am very cheap and have very high standards. Beer prices are on par with what I expect everywhere else. I am willing to pay in order for Duckworth's to maintain the beer selection they have. They are the standard by which everyone else is rated.
This location does have some issues to resolve. This includes parking, service quality and speed. I have had amazing service including beer knowledge at an amazing level, but I have also had servers that were very green.
08-28-2013 02:32:47 | More by Kirkman
4.2/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
I drove 3 hours specifically for the Founder's Throwdown event. I'm a craft beer newb, but Breakfast Stout was my first favorite, so this was like Christmas. It was the middle of the afternoon on a saturday and a large event was going on, so seating was limited, but wasn't really an issue. My group of 3 found a spot in the two-sided bar island.
Beer event was well organized, lots of rare or hard-to-find Founders beers. It was organized by Curtis, the beer coordinator. He ended up hooking me up with a free DFH Chicory Stout, which was a nice bonus to the day's events.
Selection was great from what I saw. I could have drank all day and had something new every time off of about 60 taps. Didn't see the bottle list.
Food was good, but not outstanding. Some interesting sandwiches, but otherwise standard upscale tap house menu fare. Better than anything I can find in my hometown, though.
08-07-2012 20:01:19 | More by 1point
4.45/5 rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
Very close to Brawley's, a natural one-two stop for a traveller in the area. Although the layout reminds me a little of some Taco Mac locations (big central bar, loads of TVs, etc) there was a surprising number of families with kids when I visited. All the adults seemed to enjoy good beer selection, at least based on my casual glance.
Craploads of taps, 50-60 I'd estimate, and all were serving good craft beer. Major breweries represented included NC (Big Boss, Duck Rabbit, Foothills, Olde Hickory), other USA craft (Allagash, Brooklyn, Ommegang, Oskar Blues, Terrapin), and a few internationals (Gouden, DuPont, Van Honsebrouck). Twice as many bottles, again all were solid.
Decent prices on most drafts, a little high priced for bottles.
01-26-2012 01:33:06 | More by TurdFurgison
Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse - Park Road in Charlotte, NC
96 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.